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Laughing My Way Around Europe

[ 1 ] June 24, 2011 |

A few years ago when I went to Europe I stumbled across a surprising discovery, Europe can be funny! I expected my two months travelling around Europe to be a civilized affair confined to visiting museums, churches and going gaga over the stunning centuries old architecture. Throw in a few nice Spanish and Greek island beaches and you’ve got the picture perfect, guide book European experience.  The last thing I expected to do was laugh my way around Europe. And yet I did! Apparently funny signs, bizarre product names and outrages shop names are not just confined to China, they do indeed also exist in Europe!

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Signs that will crack you up…

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Italy: In Verona, Italy everything fun is banned! No bathing in fountains, no camping, no eating near monuments and no walking around bare chested.  Yeah way to kill the fun VERONA!

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Slovenia: In Ljubljana it seems the locals walk around with monkeys on their backs, either way they certainly aren’t carrying their children in their arms!

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Italy: In Venice feed the pidgins at your own peril, these birds get real CRAZY!

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Spain: Only the brave with a death wish would dare throw their cigarette butt on the beach in Barcelona.  The next time you are in Barcelona take a break from your barcelona tour bus and take the time to walk along the beachfront checking out the signs. Just don’t drop any cigarette butts or else the moment you do, big, strong, hulk, hunky, terrifying El Salvador will hunt you down!

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Products that will make you think twice…

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France: In Nice all the lemonade is Pschitt, cool, refreshing, Pschitt.  Actually I could drink a whole bottle of Pschitt right now!

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Bosnia-Herzegovina: In Bosnia when it comes to candy you have two purchase choices, the politically correct and the not so politically correct one!
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Random smirk inspiring laughs…

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Croatia: Is this freaky Mannequin in the Elafiti Islands meant to be a scarecrow scaring away tourists?  If it is it’s surely doing a damn good job!

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Slovenia: Stepping into this shop in Ljubljana just might be the last shop you ever step into!

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France: Fine, call me immature but you can’t say you’re not seeing what I’m seeing! Who would call a bag shop ‘Willy’ now that’s just false advertising!

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Do you have any funny photos from Europe? Send them in for the next funny Europe feature!

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About onurwaytravel: Colin has been travelling the world with his young family for the past 2 and half years. He runs a couple of websites all revolve around travel, family travel and digital nomadism. His websites include http://ourtravellifestyle.com, http://vagabondfamily.org, http://nunomad.com and now http://on-our-way-travel.com. View author profile.

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  1. Audrey
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    haha, those are some great finds! I really like the one of El Salvador battling giant cigarettes on the beach.
    .-= Audrey´s last blog ..Bebenhausen’s Beauty =-.

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